Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Настоящее Время: Почему вице-канцлера Австрии ушел в отставку и повлек развал коалиции

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Немецкий журналисты опубликовали видео частной беседы теперь уже бывшего вице-канцлера и лидера праворадикальной австрийской Партии свободы Хайнца-Кристиана Штрахе с загадочной “племянницей русского олигарха”. После этого Штрахе ушел в отставку, а Австрию ждут досрочные парламентские выборы

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Главные новости – Google Новости: Мадуро поблагодарил Норвегию за содействие продвижению диалога с оппозицией – РИА НОВОСТИ

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  1. Мадуро поблагодарил Норвегию за содействие продвижению диалога с оппозицией  РИА НОВОСТИ
  2. Оппозиция Венесуэлы заявила о захвате контроля над посольством в США  РБК
  3. Гуайдо рассказал о страхе Мадуро перед его высказываниями  Рамблер/новости
  4. В Осло анонсировали встречу представителей венесуэльской власти и оппозиции  РИА НОВОСТИ
  5. США объяснили оппозиции Венесуэлы, о чем разрешено говорить с Мадуро  ВЗГЛЯД.РУ
  6. Взгляд с разных сторон в приложении “Google Новости”

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): Trump Investigations from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Going to play golf right now with @AbeShinzo. Japan loves the game. Tremendous fans of @JackNicklaus, @TigerWoods, and @PhilMickelson — I said what about @GaryPlayer, they said we love Gary too!

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Going to play golf right now with @AbeShinzo. Japan loves the game. Tremendous fans of @JackNicklaus, @TigerWoods, and @PhilMickelson — I said what about @GaryPlayer, they said we love Gary too!


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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Voice of America: Israelis Protest Move to Grant Netanyahu Immunity

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Thousands of Israelis protested Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country’s Supreme Court. 

The demonstration in Tel Aviv was attended by nearly all opposition parties, a rare show of unity for Israel’s splintered political system. Police did not say how many people attended. A Reuters photographer estimated about 20,000 were present, while organizers put the figure at 80,000. 

In office for the past decade, Netanyahu won a fifth term in April despite an announcement by Israel’s attorney general in February that he intended to charge him with fraud and bribery. 

The prime minister is a suspect in three graft cases. Netanyahu has denied wrongdoing, calling the allegations a political witch hunt. The rightist leader has said that with a renewed public mandate to govern he has no plans to resign, even if charged.

Although the prime minister is under no legal obligation to step down if charged, Netanyahu loyalists in his Likud party have pledged to seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution for him while he is in office.

Expecting legal challenges, they also have been advocating legislation that would annul any Supreme Court ruling rescinding immunity. 

Since the election, Netanyahu has not said whether he would 

seek immunity. 

On May 13, Netanyahu said on Twitter that his policy had always been to preserve a strong and independent Supreme Court, but that changes were needed in order to restore balance between Israel’s executive, legislative and judiciary branches. 

Threat to democracy seen

The opposition has described any attempt to shield Netanyahu or put limitations on Israel’s highest court as threats to Israeli democracy. 

Yair Lapid, one of the leaders of the main opposition party, the centrist Blue and White, said on Saturday at the demonstration that Netanyahu was trying to crush the Supreme Court in order to keep out of prison. “He’s destroying the country,” Lapid said. “We won’t let him.”

Netanyahu is trying to form a new coalition with right-wing, ultranationalist and religious parties that would give him control of 65 of the 120 seats in parliament, which has already been sworn in. 

Most of the parties expected to join his coalition have expressed support for granting immunity to Netanyahu and limiting the powers of the Supreme Court, branded by some rightists as too liberal and interventionist. 

However, Netanyahu has only until Wednesday to produce a government, and he has not yet secured a deal with any party. 

Negotiations halted this week when the factions failed to agree on a new conscription law for Israel’s military. 

According to Israeli law, if Netanyahu fails to form a government by May 29 the president can ask another member of the Knesset to try. 

No political party has ever won an outright majority in Israel’s Knesset, making coalition governments the norm. Coalition talks have often been protracted with deals signed at the very last minute. 

Netanyahu is due to attend a pretrial hearing over the graft charges with the attorney general, set for October.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. World from Michael_Novakhov (25 sites): FOX News: Stan Lee’s ex-business manager arrested on suspicion of elder abuse

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The former business manager for late comic book icon Stan Lee was arrested Saturday on elder abuse charges.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): The National Interest: North Korea’s Greatest Fear: The Air Force Destroys Their Country (Again)

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Daniel R. DePetris

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It already happened once.

One can argue why the Kim regime decided to embark on developing a nuclear weapons program. But there is a persuasive case to be made that the Korean War and the way the conflict was prosecuted was the first spark.

Can the United States and North Korea arrive at a deal—any deal—on denuclearization, normalization of relations, or at the very least a nuclear freeze? Given the holding pattern in nuclear diplomacy since the second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, the prospects don’t appear particularly bright.

(This first appeared several weeks ago.)

The hold-up in the talks, however, is not simply the product of personality clashes, maximalist negotiating positions, and incongruent objectives between Washington and Pyongyang. History also has a lot to do with it.

While the Korean War may have ended in an armistice sixty-six years ago this July, memories from that extremely bloody conflict are never far from the minds of North Koreans. While the three-year-war for control of the Korean Peninsula doesn’t get sufficient attention in the United States, it is literally the seminal moment in North Korea’s young history as a state. It was a merciless campaign on all sides, with tens of thousands of Americans, hundreds of thousands of Chinese, and millions of Koreans killed in three short years of stalemated fighting. Americans have since regarded the war as a noble attempt to save South Korea from being usurped by communism. The Kim regime’s interpretation, drilled into the minds of the North Korean population, is far more sinister: a violent, criminal attempt by an imperialist American aggressor that sought to turn the Korean Peninsula into a colony.

The bombastic, colorful statements out of Pyongyang about the looming threat of a U.S. invasion can often seem like the words of a paranoid sociopath. But from the North Korean perspective, they are perfectly justifiable concerns founded in part on their experiences during the Korean War.

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Global Security News from Michael_Novakhov (27 sites): 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Window on Eurasia — New Series: West Prefers a Moscow-Controlled North Caucasus to an Islamic One, Shmulyevich Says

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            Staunton, May 25 – Avraam Shmulyevich, an Israeli specialist on the Caucasus, says that the West clearly prefers a North Caucasus under Russian control than one that is dominated by Islamist groups, the only current alternative on offer to Moscow’s continuing dominance of the region.
Shmulyevich is undoubtedly correct in his assessment and his warning that the peoples of the region should not expect Western support for any moves toward independence unless and until they come up with a secular program (rusmonitor.com/avraam-shmulevich-islamskomu-kavkazu-zapad-predpochtet-rossijjskijj-kavkaz.html).
Clearly, as he says in a Youtube interview summarized by Russian Monitor, “Islam is one of the factors blocking the acquisition of independence of the Caucasus. Above all, because the idea of an Islamic Caucasus will never receive support from the West which will prefer the status quo, a North Caucasus kept within the borders of Russia and controlled by Moscow.”
But in making that argument, Shmulyevich blames the peoples of the region for choosing the Islamic option rather than recognizing that many of them did so not because it was their first choice but rather because, after the West rejected them, the Muslim world was the only place prepared to support their aspirations in the 1990s.
           
Chechnya’s Dzhokhar Dudayev advanced a secular program of state independence based to the surprise of no one who knew him on his experience as a Soviet commander of the Tartu garrison in Estonia. A major general in the Soviet air force who was a hero in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, he was in no way an Islamist.
But his appeals to the West for support received only expressions of concern and not the open backing he hoped for; and over time, he and even more his successors turned to the Muslim world which was prepared to support their aspirations. That set the stage for the Islamic approach in his republic.
Indeed, and this is often ignored by Western experts, Ramzan Kadyrov is far more Islamist than Dudayev ever was. But Kadyrov as Russia’s agent in place is acceptable to the West while Dudayev wasn’t – and now is blamed for what he never was. Consequently, those who today say “better Kadyrov than ISIS,” as Shmulyevich puts it, are engaged in revisionism.
This issue might be of only historical interest if it were not for one thing: Moscow can see that the West makes this kind of calculation and thus has a vested interest in promoting the notion that Islamism is the only alternative to Russian power in the region. As long as that is accepted, the West will remain on Russia’s side.
In fact, there are many movements in the North Caucasus where Islam is far from being the moving force. In Ingushetia, for example, the protests are informed far more by secular nationalist concerns about protecting territory and human rights than by Islam; but Moscow suggests otherwise and many in the West go along.
Similar points could be made about the Circassian national movement and even Chechens. Many in emigration oppose him not from Islamist perspectives but from secular ones. Unfortunately, many are not interested in recognizing that or supporting those who are still pursuing, despite all the odds, a modernist approach.
In another part of his interview, Shmulyevich makes an additional point which is important to keep in mind. He says that if Putin avoids another foreign adventure, the current Russian empire could remain in place for some time. But eventually, that empire like all empires will die because the colonies will cost the center more than they benefit it.
Once Russia does withdraw, he continues, many vectors are possible from a war of all against all to cooperation and progress.  It is important to recognize that the latter course is possible, instead of assuming as Moscow wants the West to that it is the only thing standing between stability and Islamist disaster.

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